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Unread 03-13-2013, 03:23 PM   #31
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I am hoping that my track bar arrives this week though, since it has been 31 days since I ordered it.

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Unread 03-21-2013, 10:09 AM   #32
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I went down to the local Fastenal store and bought (3) G9 9/16"-18 unf x 3" bolts and nuts for the track bars. Tracking info claims the Synergy track bar should be here by the end of the day.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 07:47 AM   #33
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Installed the Synergy sector shaft and track bar brace.
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The stock track bar next to the replacement Synergy bar.
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The quality of fit and finish on these products is amazing, no issues on fitment. (I had to pull the anti-swaybar over to the drivers side about 1/4" to clear the bracket ,but it may have been off before?)
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After the initial drive down the road and a pitstop back into my garage to re-center the steering wheel and double check the track bar adjustment (balls on). My overall impression is everything was well thought out and engineered in this kit. The steering response is very fluid and almost effortless, I could really notice the difference in response time in driver input to the steering.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 08:14 AM   #34
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Installed the Synergy sector shaft and track bar brace.

The stock track bar next to the replacement Synergy bar.

The quality of fit and finish on these products is amazing, no issues on fitment. (I had to pull the anti-swaybar over to the drivers side about 1/4" to clear the bracket ,but it may have been off before?)

After the initial drive down the road and a pitstop back into my garage to re-center the steering wheel and double check the track bar adjustment (balls on). My overall impression is everything was well thought out and engineered in this kit. The steering response is very fluid and almost effortless, I could really notice the difference in response time in driver input to the steering.
Very good insurance, got to keep ol' DW away! I wanted to get the sector shaft brace, but it won't work with the RockKrawler TB.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 09:09 AM   #35
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Very good insurance, got to keep ol' DW away! I wanted to get the sector shaft brace, but it won't work with the RockKrawler TB.
No guarantee on compatability with any other bar unless it is bent the same. I would like to put a Johnny Joint in place of the FK someday, depending how it survives the elements here.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 08:47 AM   #36
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Had an issue with the fitment of the JKS track bar brace. The plate that is to be welded to the top tube won't sit flush. Track bar bolt is installed and the rest of the bracket seems to be lined up. This can really only go on one way ,something is not right.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 08:15 AM   #37
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Finally worked up the stones to remove the remaining metal from the brakeline bracket. It's still wrapped in in Gorilla tape in the photo. I CAREFULLY cut into it with a Rotozip a little at a time until I was able to pry it apart. It would have been easier doing this the first time ,but hindsight is 20/20 right.
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I also came up with a better way to keep them out of harms way, much better than the 5 cent zip ties AEV included in their $900 kit.
I used a hose clamp around the shock that clamps a L bracket holding the tube clamp. The brakeline slides through it easily when turning and raises it 2-1/2" from the stock location.
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You should rout them on the back side of the shock. More travel and less chance of getting pinched by the spring

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Unread 04-09-2013, 10:01 AM   #39
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You should rout them on the back side of the shock. More travel and less chance of getting pinched by the spring

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I'll give it a try ,the angle of the hard line looked to be facing too far forward to make it around the back side of the shock. Thanks!
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Dang Boss this thing is getting ready. Wish you all could make our summer run to Cali/Dusy. Looks like the Jeep is getting more than ready for some rocks. Nice to see some of these parts going in. The sector brace on my wish list.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 11:55 AM   #42
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Awesome looking build and I like your coil pizza table mod. Also a big fan of Northridge 4x4, they've always done right by me. I believe I already asked you what town you were located in and have already forgot so....? I'm also available if you need an extra hand. (for wrenching only, pervs)



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Very good insurance, got to keep ol' DW away! I wanted to get the sector shaft brace, but it won't work with the RockKrawler TB.
I feel your pain! I won the JKS sector shaft brace from Northridge 4x4's 12 day of Christmas giveaway and I was jumping around like a little kid and I come to find out the Rock Krawler TB didn't work and I wasn't looking to dish out money for the JKS TB considering I just put my lift on a couple months prior to that. I dumped the kit for $250 shipped
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Unread 04-09-2013, 01:24 PM   #43
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Dang Boss this thing is getting ready. Wish you all could make our summer run to Cali/Dusy. Looks like the Jeep is getting more than ready for some rocks. Nice to see some of these parts going in. The sector brace on my wish list.
Thanks! We would love to do the Dusy, bad time of of the year for a trip that far. Maybe a late summer AZ run?? I'm trying to build it for the long haul and prevent any extra wear on the hard parts. You will like the brace it feels like it takes less effort to turn the tires the beefy track bar may have much to do with that as well, very little flex out the solid chromoly.
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Thanks for the picture ,clarifies that angle shouldn't be an issue then.
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Thanks! We would love to do the Dusy, bad time of of the year for a trip that far. Maybe a late summer AZ run?? I'm trying to build it for the long haul and prevent any extra wear on the hard parts. You will like the brace it feels like it takes less effort to turn the tires the beefy track bar may have much to do with that as well, very little flex out the solid chromoly.
Better idea meet in Moab? in Oct?

its about 8/9hours for use and I could a few guys we know as well. Last oct we went just before it got real cold was nice. We found rooms for under 100$. made it plush and cozy
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